There are many types of oak trees: northern pin oak, bur oak, northern red oak…the list goes on and on. But with so many native oak species, how do we Minnesotans tell them apart? Before you can identify these different oak trees, you need to know what you’re looking for. Learn about the identifying characteristics…Details
If you are looking for tips on caring for your property, you are going to find a lot of mixed advice on the best way to grow strong, healthy trees. Much of the information you will find – especially online – will be contradictory, leaving you confused and frustrated. One of the most common tree…Details
In your quest to have the ultimate landscape, you may find that you need to call on a certified arborist. But with so many options, how do you select one? Before choosing a certified arborist, a property owner should look at many things including the company’s Better Business Bureau grade, insurance, credentials and reputation. Better…Details
There are many causes of tree stress, including diseases and pests. In this video blog, Jim Ostvig of Ostvig Tree Care talks about how you can tell if a tree is under stress, as well as the common causes, and what to do about it.
In this video blog, Jim Ostvig of Ostvig Tree Care talks about how trees add value to a landscape or campus. He discusses Minnesota’s climate zones and some of the best trees you can add to increase the value and enjoyment of your property.
If you’re in need of inspiration for your landscape, look no further than Minnesota’s own national forests. The Chippewa National Forest and Superior National Forest feature miles of beautiful trees, which will soon be turning brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. Here’s a quick overview about our national forests, including where they’re located, their…Details